Sometimes hanging out in your pajamas in a beautiful

hotel is the best part of the trip.

 

 

Brunch: Modern Hotel and Bar, Boise

There are a lot of excellent brunch options in Boise, but brunch at the Modern Hotel and Bar is off the charts fantastic. Food and drink is transformed into art and though it's ultra casual, this brunch menu is a mind blowing, internationally inspired culinary...

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Modern Hotel, Boise

When I first heard Boise had a hotel called Modern Hotel I couldn't wait to stay there--of course, because I am the Modern Traveler and I couldn't resist the idea. I love a modern aesthetic and I also appreciate history and vintage Americana. The Modern Hotel offers a...

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Inn at 500, Boise

Boise's brand new 29 million dollar Inn at 500 is a luxurious, contemporary boutique hotel located conveniently in downtown Boise just a few minutes from the airport. An emphasis on attentive service, plush comfort and gallery level art displays makes the Inn at 500 a...

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The Maven Hotel, Denver

The Maven Hotel wows you as soon as you walk through the door, and it doesn't stop until you leave. As you make your way to the front desk to check in, you encounter a giant wood carved hand suspended from the ceiling, a shiny Airstream camper, and a yarn wrapped...

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JW Marriott Cherry Creek, Denver

The JW Marriott Cherry Creek, Denver is a luxury hotel offering easy access to all the wonderful things the Cherry Creek neighborhood has to offer. The Lobby A warm, welcoming lobby with a fireplace, caramel wood floors, tree-trunk tables, and turquoise leather chairs...

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The Ritz-Carlton, Denver Luxury

The Ritz-Carlton Denver, the city's oldest Five Diamond hotel, has undergone some gorgeous updates recently. If you haven't been in a while, it's time to return. This is one of my favorite hotels in Denver. Sumptuous, plush surroundings, luxurious amenities, and a...

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Westin Denver International Airport Hotel

Have you ever seen the movie Oblivion? It's a sci-fi Tom Cruise movie that was partially filmed in Iceland (I'll watch anything that was filmed in Iceland). Anyway, the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel reminded me of the Sky Apartment in this movie. The pool...

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Magnolia Hotel Victoria, BC

Victoria is the perfect location for a weekend getaway, and during the holidays, it's just what you need to get you in a festive mood. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa has the Christmas spirit and offers quiet, low key accommodations in a prime location with easy access...

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Red Flower Hammam Set

Don't you love to discover new things when you're traveling and then bring them home so you can relive it over and over? Well, I couldn't bring the Spa at Hotel Valley Ho back home with me, but I did get my hands on the lotions and potions they use for my favorite spa...

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The Crawford Hotel, Denver

The Crawford Hotel in Denver's Union Station offers one of a kind accommodations that will make anyone who loves train travel giddy with delight. I haven't been on the Orient Express yet (I can dream), but The Crawford embraces the wonder and mystique of luxury train...

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Four Seasons Seattle

Four Seasons Seattle is a beautiful oasis in the heart of downtown Seattle, just a couple of blocks from Pikes Place Market. A sparkling turquoise pool, panoramic views of Elliot Bay and Puget Sound and easy access to local attractions make it an excellent choice for...

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Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Located in Beaver Creek, on Gore River about ten minutes from Vail Village, The Westin Riverfront is a four diamond resort that offers cozy mountain luxury. It's such a pretty setting, and the way the light hits the place, I kept thinking I was seeing things in HD....

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The Sebastian – Vail

If you are headed to Vail, Colorado, and looking for luxury accommodations that will offer immediate access to Vail Village right out the front door, check out The Sebastian - Vail. It's a Timbers Resorts property and the town's newest boutique hotel.    ...

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Four Seasons Denver Hotel

The Four Seasons Denver is located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to Larimer Square, Union Station and tons of restaurants, shops and activities. It's ideal for accessing all that downtown Denver has to offer. And if something is a little far to...

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L’Auberge de Sedona

Sedona is one of those places that feels special just by virtue of standing there. Maybe it has to do with all the Vortexes or the collective consciousness there, because every single local I spoke to had a story and every one of them felt reverence for the place....

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando

If you're traveling in Orlando, the chances are good you are there for theme parks and Disney. But what about those of us who want to skip all that? Located in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is the kind of place you can visit with your...

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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

I've spent a lot of time in Florida, but never knew about the hidden gem that is Ponte Vedra Inn & Club until recently. I think it is one of the best kept secrets in the state.     Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is located between St. Augustine and...

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Hermosa Inn, Scottsdale

Scottsdale's Hermosa Inn is one of the most interesting properties I've ever visited. Rich with character and history, you feel like you've escaped ordinary life the moment you step foot on this gorgeous Paradise Valley property. This distinctly masculine inn makes...

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Four Seasons Scottsdale

The Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North combines adobe architecture with luxurious amenities. This hotel is a colorful desert oasis that provides a flawless Arizona experience.     The Lobby Four Seasons Scottsdale's lobby is noteworthy. Colorful and...

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The Canyon Suites, Scottsdale

The Canyon Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a Five Star-Five Diamond resort at the base of Camelback Mountain. It's more of a resort within a resort on the grounds of the Phoenician, a palatial Luxury Collection Resort.   Lobby & Grounds The lobby is grand...

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Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale

George Jetson meets Frank Sinatra at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona. This vintage property opened its doors in 1956 but today feels refreshingly modern--the perfect blend of comforting nostalgia and futuristic innovation. Back in the day, Valley Ho served as a...

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Four Seasons Orlando Fabulous Food Options

There were so many great food options at Four Seasons Orlando that I thought it best to dedicate a whole post to the food at this hotel. If you haven't read about my wonderful experience at this resort, you can do so here.   Capa Steak House Though I am...

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The Four Seasons Resort Orlando

You don't have to go to Disney World to have an amazing experience in Orlando, Florida. There is another way to enjoy Orlando with a taste of the whimsy and none of the stress at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney. If you are planning to spend time at the...

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Four Seasons Orlando Spa Review

The Four Seasons Orlando Spa is pretty spectacular. The bubble-wall in one of the treatment rooms alone had my inner design geek swooning, I've never seen anything like that and wish I could have that wall in my house. The whole spa is impressive and full of little...

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The Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich

Brace yourself for unparalleled luxury. The Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich is divine. If you go to the Dolder Grand, you must allow at least two days to marinate in this incredible atmosphere. It’s a soul-feeding destination in itself. A fascinating combination of a...

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CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik

CenterHotel Thingholt was my favorite hotel of the four I tried in Reykjavik. Interesting decor, a touch of strange, and a great comfort level made it a place I'd want to return. From the moment I entered the hotel, with the textured black lava walls approaching the...

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Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

My first stop in Reykjavik was Hotel Borg. An art deco hotel with a friendly staff and excellent location made it a good introduction to the city. I took the Gray Line from Keflavík airport and got dropped off right in front of the hotel.   The Room The room was...

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La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

La Posada de Santa Fe is an art-centric four diamond luxury hotel that makes a great introduction to Santa Fe, aka "The City Different." With a festive atmosphere, over 600 works of art, and cozy rooms with fireplaces. this historical property is located just a couple...

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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich

During Christmastime, the first thing you see as you walk into the lobby at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich is a gorgeous Christmas tree dripping with Swarovski crystals and framed from above by a stained glass window that glows like a halo.  ...

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Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik

The Radisson Blu Hotel 1919 is a pretty popular place to stay in Reykjavik, particularly with people maximizing hotel points. Well, it used to be popular for that reason. It's not as good a deal anymore because Club Carlson changed it's award structure. And, without...

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Inn At The Market, Seattle

Inn at the Market is crisp, cozy, and convenient. Located directly in Pikes Place Market, just off Post Alley, this hotel makes a perfect home base for hanging out in this iconic part of Seattle. I was there during Christmastime and it was decorated beautifully. It...

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Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

Staying at the Rimrock Resort Hotel is like sleeping in the mountains, only in total luxury. Being able to open my curtains to wall to wall windows and see the magnificently imposing presence of craggy mountains right in front of me was spectacular. It brings back the...

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Four Seasons Santa Fe Rancho Encantado

Once a 57-acre dude ranch and stomping ground for western movie stars practicing their horseback riding skills, the Four Seasons Santa Fe Rancho Encantado is the ideal New Mexico resort for those wishing to marinate in culture, habitat and luxury. This "Enchanted...

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Los Poblanos Inn, Albuquerque

My favorite thing in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the enchanting organic farm known as Los Poblanos Inn. It’s just 15 minutes from the airport and in the heart of the city, but it feels secluded and far away. The drive down the tree-lined entrance is like an escape into...

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El Monte Sagrado, Taos

El Monte Sagrado Hotel is the place to stay in Taos. If New Mexico is The Land of Enchantment, this is the hotel-embodiment of that. The second you walk into the lobby, this place is mesmerizing. Floor to (literally) sparkling ceiling, this hotel is a masterpiece. The...

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The Boca Resort Spa

The Boca Raton Resort & Club boasts one of the top spas in the country and the second you walk through the door, you see why. It's lavish and opulent. The signature ritual bath and massage at the Boca Resort Spa was one of the most unique spa treatments I've ever...

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Four Seasons Palm Beach

The Four Seasons Palm Beach Resort is jaw droppingly awesome. It's one of my very favorite hotels. One reason is that it is visually stunning and the design elements are fabulous. The other reason is that the staff here is one of the most friendly and welcoming I've...

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The Boca Resort, Boca Raton

The Boca Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida, is a sprawling 356-acre property offering old fashioned southern charm on one side of the intracoastal waterway, and sleek sexy modern luxury on the other. It has multiple architecturally different accommodation styles...

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Atlantic Bar & Grill, Palm Beach

You've never tasted a fish sandwich until you've had the Talapia Plantain Fish Sandwiches at the Atlantic Bar & Grill in Palm Beach, Florida. Set outside amidst mangrove trees, bright orange umbrellas and salty sea air, the Atlantic Bar & Grill is casual and...

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Casa Monica, St. Augustine

Casa Monica is the place to stay if you go to St. Augustine. It's right in the heart of the old part of town, within walking distance to many of the places you'll want to go. It also has a very historical vibe. Built in 1888, Casa Monica is one of the oldest hotels in...

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